Tom Porteous

Freelance photographer

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Film
  • Print Design
  • Art Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Picture Editing
  • Music Videos
  • Design
  • Digital Video
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom

Work history


Freelance Photographer

Tom Porteous Photography

Feb 2012
  • - Working freelance for 3 years with commissions including weddings, fashion, portraiture and events. - Managing a wide range of clients, as well as using my time effectively and producing high quality work quickly. - Commissioned as the portrait photographer for The Cambridge Union Society; photographing the speakers invited to the Union, and for freelance portrait shoots. - Head of Photography at three student newspapers (The Tab Cambridge, Varsity, The Cambridge Student) and three of the largest student-run events organisations in Cambridge, requiring significant communication to set up and organise shoots.



Makena Global Ltd

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
  • - Responsible for managing and coordinating a team of six individuals - Developing a new website, ecommerce platform and point of sale system - Creating new marketing strategies and graphic media for in-store and online use - Day-to-day management of the website and social media presence


Communications Officer

Holy Trinity Church

Aug 2015 - Jun 2015
  • - Responsible for producing and coordinating all outward media and communications, including photographic, print and digital. - Production of all development materials to support ‘Transform’, a £4 million redevelopment project for the church building. - Coordination of church rebranding, including development of new logos, website and house style. - Day-to-day management of the church website and social media presence. - Directing, shooting, collating and editing material for promotional videos. - Working as part of a seventeen-person team, involving strict deadlines and collaboration.


Development Researcher

Oxford Scientific Films

Jul 2013 - Jul 2013
  • - Responsible for developing ideas, writing treatments, and researching, working across specialist factual, history, science and arts programmes. - Developed, researched and wrote the treatment for a new 6x30 history and culture series for BBC2, Plant Odysseys, which aired October 2015. - Part of the development team for a major BBC1 science series featuring Richard Hammond, with responsibilities including sourcing and building relationships with specialist crew-members.



Biological Natural Sciences

University of Cambridge

Sep 2011 - May 2014
  • Zoology